Water Seal Fermentation Crock ~ 2 Gallon Starter Kit [Boxed]

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This 2 Gallon Water Seal Fermentation Crock Starter Kit includes a 2 Gallon Water Seal Crock, 2 Gallon Crock Cover, and 2 Gallon Weight Set.

  • Traditional style, with water-seal on top to keep out air
  • Includes 2 semi-circular stone weights and lid

This is a high-quality thick-walled fermentation crock, inspired by traditional European fermenting crock designs. This hand-finished glazed stoneware is a breeze to clean and sanitary. No matter your favorite fermentation recipe, the frequency with which you ferment, or the quantity of fermented food you produce, this is the perfect fermentation crock for all of your home fermentation needs.

In addition to this 2 Gallon Water Seal Crock Starter Kit, we also carry a 3 Gallon Water Seal Fermentation Crock Starter Kit

Each crock is fired at a high temperature for durability! Finished with Lead-Free, Food-Safe Glaze. Ready to use. Easy to clean. Will not retain the food’s flavors. Microwave safe. Oven safe. Dishwasher safe. High Quality!

American Made by Ohio Stoneware in Zanesville, Ohio! 


  • Measurements can vary slightly due to these items being handmade. Expect each piece to have slight variations in shape, color and texture due to the natural process of pottery making.  


Water Seal Fermentation

Ferment food the traditional way with our water channel crock jar, lid and weights. With this crock, you can make numerous probiotic-rich recipes like kimchi, pickled vegetables, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, yogurt, sourdough, condiments, and more! Fermentation gives fermented foods their zing; it also delivers probiotics, B vitamins, omega-3s and digestive enzymes that strengthen our digestive and immune health. There is no limit to the types of fermented foods and beverages you can concoct.

  • Make german-style sauekraut for layering on a bratwurst or eating on its own--best served warm!
  • Or try your hand at an easy napa cabbage kimchi recipe, rich in umami flavor and healthy probiotics!
  • You can truly ferment any vegetable, especially cucumbers, to get the crisp tart flavor of pickles!
  • It's even easy to brew kombucha or grow a sourdough starter by swapping out the lid for a clean cloth!

Place prepared cabbage, cucumbers, and vegetables into the crock, using the included crescent weights to submerge the contents, fill the gutter rim, and add the lid. The ingenious design of this crock allows carbon dioxide to escape while keeping air and unwanted microbes and contaminants, such as dust and insects, out. 

Check out our blog for some recipes for your Water Seal Fermentation Crock.

5 YEAR LIMITED GUARANTEE. Ohio Stoneware guarantees this product five years from the date of purchase against all defects in materials and workmanship provided the product has been used as instructed. It does not cover normal wear and tear, commercial use or misuse of the product. To claim under the guarantee please return the product, with proof of purchase to Ohio Stoneware at the appropriate address with postage paid. The returned product MUST be in good condition, if there are any signs of damage (broken, cracked, etc.) we will not accept the return and it will be shipped back to the sender. Ohio Stoneware in its discretion shall either repair or replace the product free of charge and return the product prepaid if it is returned safely. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary State to State.

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  • 5
    Water Seal Fermentation Crock - 2 Gallon

    Posted by Cheryl Sisak on 18th Oct 2021

    We're very pleased with our fermentation crock! It arrived in perfect condition, and is sturdy and well-made. We haven't tried it for sauerkraut yet, but we have used it several times to make kimchi. It works great and cleans up very nicely, too!

  • 5
    2 gallon crock

    Posted by Jim Clancy on 4th Sep 2021

    great product. One suggestion: offer a cook book

  • 5
    2 Gallon Water Sealed Crock

    Posted by Bob Gavin on 3rd Sep 2021

    High Quality AMERICAN MADE NON-AMAZON PURCHASE,,, can’t do better. Quick shipping. Very pleased.

  • 5
    Good quality

    Posted by Eric Cohen on 30th Jul 2021

    The product seems very solidly made. I already have a batch of pickles fermenting in there, and I’m looking forward to making other delicious food in there

  • 5

    Posted by Jim Schneider on 2nd Jul 2021

    Very Nice Quality.

  • 5
    2 gallon fermentation crock kit

    Posted by Arden on 16th Apr 2021

    My crock kit arrived quickly (three days after I ordered it). It was well-packed for shipping and it arrive without anything being broken. I am very pleased with this purchase and excited to try it out. Thanks, Ohio Stoneware, for making your products in the USA!

  • 5
    Water seal fermentation crock

    Posted by Donna DuBois on 11th Feb 2021

    Excellent service, item was extremely well packed and is top-notch quality. Completely satisfied with this US made produce!

  • 5
    2 Gallon Fermentation Crock

    Posted by Ron on 11th Jan 2021

    Just as described, very well made and makes fermenting easy. Product was very well packed and delivered in excellent condition.

  • 5
    How is the Crock

    Posted by Mike King on 30th Nov 2020

    So far fantastic. I am two days into my first batch of Saur Kraut and the 2 GAL is a fantastic size. Cleaning was easy before the first use. I plan to do a batch of cucumber Kimchi Next but love how the lid design works compared to a smaller German brand I have. I bought a 3 Gal prior and is very big compared to the 2 Gal. Should be set for awhile unless I buy another 2 Gal. Definitely a nice size.